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Hawks star Trae Young reacts to getting write-in votes in New York City mayoral election

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We all know how much Knicks fans absolutely hated Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young in last season’s playoffs after he torched NY in the first round as his team made a run all the way to the conference finals. While the MSG faithful ripped him to shreds with savage chants, it appears there is at least one supporter who believes Trae is a hero in NYC after he received a single vote in the run for mayor.

The Hawks guard might be hated by Knicks Nation, but he was grateful for that write-in vote:

Trae was public enemy #1 at Madison Square Garden and evidently thrived off the hate. He averaged a ridiculous 29.2 points and 9.8 assists in that series as the Hawks won it in five games. Young wasn’t the only athlete to receive votes, either. New York Yankees star Aaron Judge and Knicks standout Julius Randle were others who got support.

Young and the Hawks started off the season slowly but have improved, going 8-2 in their last 10 games and sit at 12-10 overall. The 23-year-old is enjoying another terrific campaign as well, posting 26.3 points and 9.1 dimes on 38% shooting from three-point range.

He hasn’t been back at MSG since the postseason, but the Knicks did beat the Hawks in ATL last week. Coincidentally enough, Young will return to the Basketball Mecca for a Christmas Day showdown. We all can’t wait to see that.